Brown egg vs White egg

What’s the difference between white and brown egg?

The answer is so simple that you may be surprised. White-feathered chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs and red-feathered ones with red ear lobes lay brown eggs.  Nutritionally there is no difference – it’s all just about the looks.

Many people think that brown eggs must be better than white eggs because they are more expensive, but that’s not the case. What makes brown eggs more expensive is their size – the chickens that lay brown eggs are larger than those that lay white eggs and thus brown eggs costs more and they are priced higher.

Other than the color, there is no difference between the shell of a white egg and a brown egg. Some people make the assumption that brown egg shells are harder than white, but that’s not the case. What’s true is that younger chickens lay eggs with harder shells.

Some people say that brown eggs have a yolk that’s more richly colored than white eggs. The type of feed that chickens eat can vary, so the more corn they eat, the yellower the yolks. So it’s not necessarily the color of the shell that predicts the intense color of the yolk.

So yes, there is no difference between a white and a brown egg. It’s just the color that makes them different. It’s a myth that brown eggs have more nutritional value as they are expensive, but that’s not true. You can consume white eggs, they are cheaper and have same nutritional value as the brown eggs.

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